Due to some asshole HACK trying to install malicious software, I had to delete a bunch of directories. That included all build articles of the Rolf Coupe. I am PISSED. I lot of folks have contacted me and I am sorry!
All I have left is the finished pics that can be found here
1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod
Mark is a card carrying, astute and highly respected member of the World Famous Beggers Car Club in Washington State. As such he drives an appropriate car…daily. Yup, this is his daily commuter.
A lot of folks builds traditional style hot rods and some try to use only era correct parts. Some builders are more successful than others in this effort. There is not a single component that is made after 1940 in this car.
It’s all in the attitude! As you can see the car is not ridiculously low, it sits just like a car from that era should sit. Stance and attitude is everything. This original 1931 body rests on an original 1932 Frame. There is not one single reproduction piece on this car.
Chevrolet (Ooops, sorry about that, Ford Fans) …anyway, you get over it!…Vintage Chevrolet hood sides offer these factory louvers for a great and different look. It also offers a practical solution as it helps with cooling of the flathead.
The flathead is equipped with two leaky Strombergs mounted on a vintage Weiand manifold. Mark did some thinking about the exhaust manifolds. What would the 1940’s hot rodder do for tubing? Well, a home built hot rod could very well have used flexible tubing and that’s what Mark went with. Looks great. Also, note the liberal use of copper tubing adding to the “right” look.
The office: Lack of door stops offer easy access. Seat belts are vintage aircraft units.
Yup, it’s all in the attitude!
Thanks Mark for sharing your cool ride with us!
The first Saturday in every month the Whidbey Island car guys get together for breakfast. It is mostly the very active model A gang that shows up but it is open to anyone with a love for old cars.
I showed up for one of these meeting on a 30 degree day in the middle of winter with a sheet of ice covering the road but all the model A guys rolled in with their old Fords.
Well, on a day like this, the first really sunny day of the year here in Washington the parking lot turned in to a mini car show.
I pulled out my Canon SLR camera only to find out that I left the SD card at home. You will have to live with these lousy cell phone pictures but you get the idea.
This tow truck has been restored to the exact colors and lettering as when it was new. The owner found pictures of the truck when it was new and duplicated everything. It is an amazing truck.
This 1929 Sport Coupe has been in the same family for 70 years and still going strong. The current owners’s dad rebuilt the engine in the fifties and he has not touched it since.
The 390 powered Galaxie convertible sporting Keystone wheels is a nice ride.
Gary Formhals, the current president of the Whidbey Island model A club is doing a great job keeping the club active with many activities. His model A pickup certainly shows his enthusiasm in the quality of the restoration.
One of your Humble Editor’s favorite body styles. These shoebox Fords are just very classy cars.
After breaking bread with some fun loving car enthusiasts I was on my way to take care of the rest of my day in my vintage Volvo 122S wagon. Enjoying a vintage car on a two lane black top country road is one of my favorite things to do.